Davey acquires Atlanta-based Arborguard

April 5, 2017 -  By

Arborguard Tree Specialists

The Davey Tree Expert Co. acquired Arborguard, a residential and commercial tree care company based in Atlanta. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“This new chapter of Arborguard will help us deliver expanded tree care to our clients in the greater Atlanta and Charlotte areas,” said Spence Rosenfeld, owner and founder of Arborguard.

From offices in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., Arborguard Tree Specialists has provided specialized tree and plant care at residences, commercial properties, golf courses and universities throughout the Southeast. The company began in 1981.

“Clients of Arborguard now have access to Davey’s diversified service offerings, technology and equipment resources, and research and development capabilities provided by the Davey Institute, all of which ensure their continuing high-quality service,” said Jim Stief, executive vice president of U.S. residential operations.

Arborguard’s employees will have the opportunity to join Davey and access the company’s training and education programs, Stief said.

Jamie Blackburn, vice president of Arborguard, will serve as manager of the Atlanta office. Barry Gemberling, lead arborist and manager of Arborguard’s Charlotte office, will serve as manager of Davey’s Charlotte office.

“We were already aware of Davey’s reputation for integrity, innovation and leadership within the green industry,” said Rosenfeld. “As we learned more about the company, particularly its focus on safety and environmental stewardship, the partnership seemed like a natural fit.”

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